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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:42 AM

CAn you guys give me tips for a gaming pc build under $800


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:37 AM Edited by yojo2, 30 March 2014 - 08:51 AM.

Are you going to overclock the CPU?

Assuming you aren't, here's what I'd recommend:

$199,99 Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116896

$249,99 MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127745

$69,99 ASRock B85 Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157387

$64,99 Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

$67,99 ADATA XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model AX3U1866W4G10-DR
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820211818

$59,99 Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 450W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182066

$19,99 LG Internal Super Multi Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model GH24NSB0 - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136270

$39,99 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146075

= $772,92

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:00 PM

Yes but It needs to under 700 and have an OS


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

Maybe this will do then:

$189,99 Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116895

$129,99 EVGA 01G-P4-2757-KR GeForce GTX 750 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 FTW w/ ACX Cooler Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814487034

$56,99 ASRock H81M-HDS LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157450

$64,99 Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

$32,99 ADATA XPG V1.0 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600C4G9-RR
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820211855

$59,99 Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 450W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182066

$19,99 LG Internal Super Multi Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model GH24NSB0 - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136270

$39,99 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146075

$99,99 Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832416776

= $694,91

In comparison to the previous rig, this one has slower CPU, much waker GPU, cheaper motherboard, less memory.
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:07 AM

First you said $800 then you say $700. So which is it?


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

Hi, I know i have made this type of topic but now I know my budget. $600

Requirements:

Windows 7

1T Storage.

Thank you for your help, sorry for any inconveniences 


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

http://www.newegg.co...56-_-04022014_1

 

Looks good, windows 8 though. :)


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

Actually, it's nothing special to say the least. No dedicated graphics card (looks like they opted for a ridiculous amount of RAM instead) and quite possibly the PSU is crap. The price is not horrible, but it won't cut it when it comes to gaming, it's highly advisable to spend more and get something faster.

I'll try to post my idea of a $600 rig when I get home.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

http://www.newegg.co...t=Combo.1594268

 

Then that, pretty good I think. Considering he didn't mention what he plans on doing with the computer.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:23 PM Edited by yojo2, 02 April 2014 - 01:43 PM.

In previous topic it was mentioned that it's going to be a gaming rig ;-)

This rig will be much faster in games although the PSU is what I'd classify as noname and I'd suggest replacing it.
On a side note, I'm not sure if the FX-6300 is the way to go, at least not without OC. For non-overclockers the i3-4130 seems like a better deal for roughly the same price. Also, this PC doesn't come with OS, with OS the budget might be exceeded.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:26 PM

Just had a look at his other topic, but he couldn't decide on the price. First it was $800, then $700 and now $600 lol

 

If anything, just make up a build on www.newegg.com :^:


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:44 PM Edited by Stinky12, 02 April 2014 - 03:45 PM.

The OS eats about $100 off your budget, leaving with just $500 for the build.

 

The build is configured with Win8.1, some will just install Classic Shell and make it function like Win7.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor  ($132.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard:  MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory:  G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card:  PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card  ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case:  Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply:  Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive:  Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $571.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 11:35 EDT-0400)

 

 

This is the exact same build, but I took out the 1TB and went with a Kingston 120GB SSD. There is always a chance to add a bigger drive later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor  ($132.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard:  MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory:  G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage:  Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card:  PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card  ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case:  Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply:  Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive:  Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $582.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 11:41 EDT-0400)

 

 

With Both SSD and HDD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor  ($132.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard:  MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory:  G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage:  Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card:  PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card  ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case:  Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply:  Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive:  Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $637.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 11:40 EDT-0400)


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:13 PM Edited by yojo2, 02 April 2014 - 05:14 PM.

Kingston V300 is definitely not a good recommendation. There's been a new revision of this disk for a while now, and the performance of the new model is simply appalling:
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The longevity of the new revision is said to be worse as well. Crucial M500 costs roughly the same and is without a doubt a far better alternative.

Also, I don't think there's much point in getting the 2GB GDDR3 card - it's not much cheaper than 1GB GDDR5, which will be noticeably faster. ;)

This is what I'd consider (assuming the CPU won't be overclocked):

$124,99 Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 54W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400 BX80646I34130
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116946

$119,99 GIGABYTE GV-N750OC-1GI GeForce GTX 750 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125503

$64,99 ASRock B85 Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157387

$64,99 Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

$32,99 ADATA XPG V1.0 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600C4G9-RR
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820211855

$59,99 Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 450W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182066

$19,99 LG Internal Super Multi Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model GH24NSB0 - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136270

$39,99 NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black Aluminum Brush / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146075

$99,99 Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832416776

= $627,91

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

At $66 dollars, the Kingston SSD, does have a nice price tag. Both Samsung and Crucial cost most, but they're also under $100, which are both good buys.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148693

http://www.newegg.co...=9SIA29P1EC5421

Out of these 3, I'll choose the Samsung even though Crucial is cheaper, it doesn't have any SSD software, which is basically the only reason why I won't get it. Some had asked before why there isn't, and Crucial responded, they're drive are so good, it does not need it. IMO that is just nonsense. Why not make a SSD software so Crucial SSD users can monitor the drive's health, run optimizations, diagnostics, and even secure erase. Other SSD brands have it, so I'm not sure why Crucial didn't bother on making one.





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